In the 2023-24 concert season, the Macao Orchestra (OM) has appointed renowned conductor Cheng-Te Yeh as its Assistant Conductor. With his enthusiastic attitude towards music and precise, fresh conducting style, he will head the Macao Orchestra in efforts to promote local musical development and cultural exchanges, while injecting new vitality into classical music in Macao.
Cheng-Te Yeh served as Assistant Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic in Taiwan, China. In addition to conducting orchestral works and premiering contemporary pieces, he also directs and plans a diversity of crossover concerts for theatre, dance drama and of folk music and pop music, winning praise, and feedback from various sectors.
Yeh actively participated in international conducting activities and music academies, he has worked with many professional orchestras in Asia and Europe, he won a full scholarship from the Swiss government to participate in the internationally renowned Gstaad Menuhin Festival, and collaborated with prominent musicians including the clarinet family Ottensamer, cellist Sol Gabetta. Yeh was selected to join the world-renowned Järvi Academy for a second time, he then conducted several performances in Estonia. Yeh obtained the Diplôme Supérieur de Direction d’Orchestre de Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, after passing the exam with “the unanimous approval and congratulations of the jury”, with a highest honor, for two consecutive years – thus becoming the first person in 32 years to graduate with such results in a shortest period. He received his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, where he had studied under renowned French conductor, Aurélien Azan Zielinski.
Yeh also focuses on arts education and fostering talents. In 2023, he led his student orchestra to win the gold medal of the Global Youth Music Festival (SCL Festival) in Vienna, and perform at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, guiding young music students’ learning and growth.
August 30, 2023
Macao Orchestra Company, Limited